Match Previews

Matchday 18 | Cardiff City v Albion Preview

Cardiff and WBA badges with an image of Conor Townsend in the lime green away kit smiling

Albion travel to play-off chasing Cardiff City on Tuesday night in the Sky Bet Championship (ko 7.45pm).

The Baggies produced one of their best performances of the season to defeat Ipswich Town on Saturday, with defender Darnell Furlong and winger Grady Diangana on target.

Hosts Cardiff City are enjoying a really strong season and claimed a 2-1 victory over Preston North End at Deepdale over the weekend. 

The Bluebirds are two points and two places behind Carlos Corberán's Baggies. 

Albion are in the Welsh capital on Tuesday night

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's clash with Cardiff City.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from the Cardiff City Stadium, with coverage starting at 7.35pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Details for video streaming on WBA TV will be available here from Monday afternoon onwards.

Supporters are kindly asked to direct any questions or complaints about WBA TV or WBA Radio to

The club are unable to answer queries about WBA TV or WBA Radio sent to or

Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the night.


The opponents

Cardiff City are enjoying a splendid start to the season and sit just outside the top six of the Sky Bet Championship ahead of Albion's visit on Tuesday night.

The Bluebirds are seventh in the division, just two points and two positions behind the Baggies having picked up eight victories and three draws from their 17 games. 

The side from South Wales have only been beaten once in their last five matches and claimed an impressive 2-1 triumph at Preston North End on Saturday afternoon courtesy of two second-half injury-time efforts from on-loan Albion forward Karlan Grant and then Ike Ugbo.

Cardiff have fought off relegation in the last two campaigns, finishing 18th and 21st in 2021/22 and 2022/23 respectively, so battling at the top end of the table rather than the bottom is a welcome sight for supporters. 

Erol Bulut, the 48-year-old former Fenerbahce, Olympiakos and Eintracht Frankfurt player, is the boss. He was appointed in June and has previously managed a host of clubs in Turkey, including giants Fenerbahce. Bulut has wasted no time winning the hearts of the home fans and will be determined to see his side pick up a sixth win in nine in the league at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

Cardiff have secured some really positive results this season

One to remember

Albion recorded a thumping triumph down in the Welsh capital in September, 2021.

Karlan Grant, Curtis Nelson (OG), Alex Mowatt and Matty Phillips all found the net for the visitors as the Baggies claimed a convincing 4-0 win.

The most memorable goal of the night was Alex Mowatt's screamer in the second 45.

Supporters can watch the highlights from that night below.

The last five

Cardiff City 1-1 Albion

March 15 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 0-0 Cardiff City

August 17 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 1-1 Cardiff City

January 2 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Cardiff City 0-4 Albion

September 28 2021, Sky Bet Championship


Cardiff City 2-1 Albion

January 28 2020, Sky Bet Championship

Daryl Dike scored Albion's last goal against the Bluebirds in March

Did you know?

Albion and Cardiff have gone head-to-head 18 times since the turn of the century. 

A total of 11 of those fixtures have been played on either a Tuesday night or a Wednesday night, including both last season and four of the last five.

The Bluebirds and the Baggies will meet once again in midweek

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Albion’s trip to Cardiff City.

Carlos Corberán’s team have been handed an initial allocation of 1,471.

Seats are priced £24 Adults, £19 Seniors (60+), £14 16-21s and £11 Under-16s. Supporters can purchase online here.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is available for £22, departing Kidderminster at 2.30pm, Stourbridge & Lye at 2.45pm and The Hawthorns at 3.30pm.

A ticket graphic displaying information for Albion's game at Cardiff

Travel colours

The Baggies will wear their lime green away kit on Tuesday night. 

The last time Albion donned that colour was back in September at Bristol City.

Order our lime green away shirt here.

Grady Diangana in action in the lime green kit